8 Wildest Animals In The Everglades

The Everglades are a great place for alligators to live because they love living in swamps and bodies of water like rivers and lakes. It's pretty easy to find an alligator in the Everglades.

American Alligator

The soft, cuddly-looking giants are sometimes called sea cows because they look so full. They're up to 1,000 pounds! Manatees eat fish every once in a while, but they usually spend the day feeding on plants in the water.

West Indian Manatee

It would be easy to think that the roseate spoonbill is a flamingo if not for its long, spoon-shaped bill and short neck. These swimming birds' bodies are a range of shades of pink, from light bubblegum to dark coral.

Roseate Spoonbill

The best times to see white-tailed deer are early in the morning or late at night, when not many people are in the Everglades. You might see a flash of white on the bottom of their tails as they run.

White-Tailed Deer

Otters are brave, cute, and like to play. They have long whiskers, thick fur to keep them warm, and webbed feet that help them move quickly. They might be the cutest animal in the Everglades.

River Otter

The crocodile can be told apart from the alligator by its narrow nose and lower teeth that stick out. This animal is much less common than alligators and can be 8 to 14 feet long.

American Crocodile

Getting to see dolphins while on a boat or kayak excursion is an incredible experience! These amiable creatures are likely to be seen swimming and having fun around the Ten Thousand Islands.


We have good news if the mere mention of enormous snakes gives you nightmares: because Burmese pythons prefer to hunt at night, it's unlikely that you will encounter one.

Burmese Python